Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus

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General Information

The Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus is a motherboard with an Intel LGA775 socket, compatible with 45nm multi-core CPUS.

Official Asus Page

Technical specifications

CPU-socket Intel LGA775
Front Side Bus 1333/1066/800/533/ MHz
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR2 800/667/533
Northbridge C55 a.k.a. nForce®650i SLI
Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe x16 slot (SLI) + 2 x PCI 2.2 + 1 x PCI Express x16, at x8 speed
Southbridge MCP55P a.k.a. nForce®570 SLI
Storage 1 xUltraDMA + 6 xSATA 3 Gb/s
Integrated NIC Dual Gigabit/ MAC with external Marvell PHY Support
Integrated Audio ADI 1988B 8 -Channel
USB 10 USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)
IEE1394 (Firewire) VIA6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a ports

Kernel Configuration

SATA

Select "NVIDIA SATA support" module.

Linux Kernel Configuration: SATA on P5N32-E SLI Plus
 Device Drivers --->
  Serial ATA (prod) and Parallel ATA (experimental) drivers  --->
   <*>   ATA SFF support
    <*>   NVIDIA SATA support

Sound

The soundchip works with the snd-hda-intel sound module. The corresponding kernel options are:

Linux Kernel Configuration: Soundchip on P5N32-E SLI Plus
 Device Drivers --->
  Sound --->
   Advanced Linux Sound Architecture --->
    PCI sound devices --->
     <*> Intel HD Audio
      <*> Build Analog Device HD-audio codec support

USB

Linux Kernel Configuration: USB on P5N32-E SLI Plus
 Device Drivers --->
  USB support --->
   <*> EHCI HCD (USB 2.0) support
   <*> OHCI HCD support

NIC

The NIC is a NVIDIA Dual Gigabit MAC with external Marvell PHY.

Linux Kernel Configuration: NIC on P5N32-E SLI Plus
 Device Drivers --->
  [*] Network device support --->
   [*] Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)  --->  
    <*> nForce Ethernet support
     [*] Use Rx Polling
   <*> PHY Device support and infrastructure  --->
    <*>   Drivers for Marvell PHYs

Appendices

Photos

P5N32-E SLI Plus.jpg

Lspci Output

Code: lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation C55 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C55 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SMBus (rev a2)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a1)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 IDE (rev a1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0e.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0e.2 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0f.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI bridge (rev a2)
00:0f.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP55 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:11.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:12.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a2)
02:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306 Fire II IEEE 1394 OHCI Link Layer 
        Controller (rev c0)

Disclaimer

Everything been tested working on

Code: uname -a
2.6.28-gentoo-r3 #2 SMP PREEMPT Wed Mar 18 15:45:13 IST 2009
x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux